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National Board for Education Sciences
June 8, 2015 Meeting Agenda

Institute of Education Sciences Board Room
80 F Street NW, 1st Floor
Washington, DC 20001

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Monday, June 8, 2015
9:00 a.m.–9:05 a.m. Call to Order, Approval of Agenda
Opening Remarks by Sue Betka, Acting IES Director
9:05 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Commissioners' Reports
Question and Answer period regarding reports
10:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Improving Education: The Research Road Ahead
Opening remarks by Susanna Loeb, Vice Chair of NBES
Panel discussion with Tom Kane, Walter H. Gale Professor of Education and Economics, Harvard University; James Kemple, The Research Alliance for New York City Schools, New York University
Roundtable discussion by NBES Members
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Lunch
Annual Ethics Training (Make-up and New Members)
Marcia Sprague, Ethics Division, Office of the General Counsel
1:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. Discussion on the Regional Education Labs
Remarks by Ruth Neild, Commissioner of the National Center on Educational Evaluation and Regional Assistance
Panel discussion with Barbara Foorman, Francis Eppes Professor of Education and Director of the Regional Educational Lab-Southeast, Florida State University; Nikola Filby, Director of the Regional Educational Lab-West at WestEd; Neal Finkelstein, Associate Director of the Regional Educational Lab-West, WestEd
Roundtable discussion by NBES members
2:45 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Nexus Between Student Drug Use and Student Achievement
Remarks by Tom Brock, Commissioner of the National Center for Education Research
Panel discussion on the Interagency Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study including representatives from the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), and the Department of Education
4:00 p.m.–4:15 p.m. Closing Comments and Adjourn
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